The following water restrictions will be enforced in the Central Highlands with regards to watering of private lawns and gardens. These restrictions are implemented under the Drought Management Plan of 2009. (Note: Triggers and restriction levels are on pages 54-61).
Updated 22 June 2018. The level in the dams that supply water to Capella reached a suitable level to trigger a relaxation in water restrictions to Level 1 in March 2018. The water usage was monitored for 3 months to ensure that a move to Level 1 was sustainable and this was approved in June 2018. The guide for level 1 water restrictions is:
Sprinklers, micro spray and drip systems can be used between 6.00 am to 8.00 am and 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm on alternate days.
Hand-held hoses, watering cans or buckets can be used at any time.
These restrictions will remain in place until the dams return to 70 percent combined capacity.
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